A vast desert site, 30GW, $40bn: CWP’s mega-project in Mauritania

Issue 440 - 10 Jun 2021 | 2 minute read

CWP Global’s 30GW Aman project is projected to cost about $40bn. It will be located on a desert site of approximately 8,500km2, comprising 18GW of wind and 12GW of solar, a water desalination plant and an installation to synthesise hydrogen and ammonia. When complete, there will be nearly 2,000 wind turbines spaced 3km apart, with a solar park covering 28,000ha of non-arable land. Construction will extend over an eight- to ten-year period. The power will be transmitted via medium- and high-tension lines to feed the electrolysers on the coast.

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